“A virus that debuted this week has been declared the fastest spreading e-mail plague of all time, while another malicious program that hit last week continued to disrupt computers worldwide. MessageLabs Inc., a company that filters e-mail for corporate clients around the world, Wednesday said it had intercepted more than a million copies of the “Sobig.F” virus the previous day, the most it has ever intercepted in a single day. That was one in every 17 e-mail messages the firm scanned,” writes Riva Richmond for Dow Jones Newswires.
Richmond reports, “‘That’s just a number we’ve never seen before,’ said Brian Czarny, MessageLabs’ marketing director. The most widespread virus of all time, ‘Klez,’ at its peak accounted for one in 125 messages scanned. Sobig.F continued to spread aggressively on Wednesday, though the pace eased off a bit to about one in 60 messages, he said.”
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